0106 A Poem to a Lover VII [20 October 1997]

Author’s note: The “lover” in this poem has a name the same as a person I went to high school with. Have no fear, I used his name only as inspiration in this poem.


Dear Cody,

Never have I known,
Such virility before.
Only have I known sloths
And brigands.

I understand you are a free spirit,
But why has it strayed to me?
My heart jumps
Whenever my eyes say they’ve seen you.

And quite a dashing beau you would make,
If only you could see me, as well.
I fear that a woman as myself is,
Isn’t to your liking.

How can I answer that?
Or for that matter,
How can I compete with
The ladies that certainly outshine me.

Alas, I fear
That as long as beauty overcomes all else,
Never will you turn
Those beautiful hazel eyes to mine.

About taikodragonjkf

Member of Spokane Taiko. Poet. Karaoke singer. Love cats and baseball.
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